We are pleased to announce a competition for the best research proposal for a PhD Thesis. The winner will receive a prize of £500 which is to be spent on supporting research for their PhD. This could involve travel costs, equipment costs, or the purchase of relevant books.
The deadline for entry to the competition will be 5th June 2017 – but applications may be submitted earlier.
Please note the following:
- The criteria for assessment will be acceptance of the candidate to the PhD course, the intellectual merit of the research proposal, and the project’s relevance to the Department’s research strategy.
- The winning candidate will be notified and the award will be made when they take up their place in Cambridge to embark on the PhD.
How to Apply
Applicants to the PhD in Social Anthropology should submit additionally to the Department of Social Anthropology’s Graduate Administrator three hard copies of the Research Proposal. This should be of no more than 1,000 words detailing and justifying the broad scope, research questions and specific areas they intend to pursue in their research by the date above. These copies should be entitled “Research Proposal For Wyse Prize for PhD Research” and should have the title of the project, date and the name of the candidate.
Candidates for the MRes in the first instance are also eligible to apply.